AT&T Powers PSCU Financial Services

AT&T announced a contract with PSCU Financial Services to provide communications equipment and services to enhance the reach and reliability of the CUSO’s network services. The new contract with AT&T establishes an Ethernet private line between PSCU’s St. Petersburg headquarters and the company’s Phoenix-area data center. This communications link facilitates data replication for business-critical information between St. Petersburg and Phoenix. The instantaneous mirroring of data across the network further establishes needed redundancy to secure company information and maintain active lines of communication. PSCU Financial Services serves more than 1,100 financial institutions nationwide and is owned by more than 500 member credit unions representing over 11 million cardholder accounts and more than 500,000 online bill payment subscribers

PSCU PayLynx Tops 500K Monthly Subscribers

FL-based PSCU Financial Services has topped 500,000 subscribers and 2.6 million bill payments per month for its “PayLynx” online bill payment service. PayLynx also boasts a greater percentage of active subscribers and higher rates of acceptance for electronic bill payment by billers than other providers of the CheckFree service. It is also launching online bill payment for small businesses in January. The cooperative was the first to offer “FraudNet”, a bill payment fraud detection and prevention tool and has developed innovative marketing materials that includes an online video designed to build consumer acceptance.

PSCU Selects GIS Platform for B2B

PSCU Financial Services has acquired Gentran Integration Suite (GIS) to become its business-to-business platform. The solution gives PSCU the ability to automatically handle a variety of multiple management credit and bill payment services in a variety of file formats and protocols on one centralized platform. GIS will also enable PSCU to optimize its data-transfer processes and improve service to the credit union community. GIS enables companies to extend processes to their customers, partners and suppliers while maximizing existing and future IT systems and technologies. PSCU Financial Services was formed by credit unions to provide products and services to credit unions.

CUSO PSCU Renews FDC Processing Contract

First Data has extended a long-term contract with PSCU Financial Services Under the agreement, First Data will provide an extensive suite of credit and debit products to PSCU Financial Services and its member-owners, including debit and credit processing, ATM driving, fraud prevention services, plastics and statement production, data analytics and PIN-secured debit access via the STAR Network. First Data has provided credit and debit card processing for PSCU since 1989. As a cooperative, PSCU Financial Services supports 1,100 financial institutions and is owned by 500+ member credit unions representing over 11 million cardholder account. First Data is a provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide.

PSCU InfoLinkPlus Deploys TriCipher TACS

PSCU Financial Services has entered into an agreement to deploy the TriCipher “Armored Credential System” solution as part of its “InfoLinkPlus” service. TACS provides consumers strong digital identity protection when viewing credit card account information online via InfoLinkPlus. PSCU Financial Services is owned by more than 500 member credit unions representing over 10 million cardholder accounts and more than 400,000 online bill payment subscribers. TriCipher, Inc. provides Future Proof Risk Based Authentication. The TriCipher Armored Credential System(TM) (TACS) is the first authentication system that enables companies to deploy and manage multiple types of credentials from a single infrastructure.

PSCU Signs Firstmark CU for Processing

San Antonio, TX-based Firstmark Credit Union with 21,000 credit cardholders has signed a long-term credit card processing agreement with PSCU Financial Services. The credit union is launching an ambitious campaign to grow its credit portfolio, so it had very high requirements for its new credit processor, according to Connie Shoemaker, Firstmark Credit Union’s Vice President of Retail Lending. Firstmark Credit Union (formerly San Antonio Teachers Credit Union) is a member owned, locally controlled, not-for-profit financial cooperative. PSCU Financial Services is owned by more than 500 member credit unions representing 10 million cardholder accounts and more than 345,000 online bill payment subscribers.

PSCU Hires a Former VISA USA EVP

FL-based PSCU Financial Services has hired Steve Ruwe, former VISA USA EVP of Operations and Risk for 13 years, as Chief Risk Officer. Prior to joining PSCU Financial Services, Ruwe was Visa USA’s Executive Vice President of Operations and Risk for 13 years. As a highly regarded risk management expert, Ruwe has testified before Congress numerous times on issues related to data security, Internet gaming, and Internet pharmacies. PSCU Financial Services is owned by more than 500 member credit unions representing over 10 million cardholder accounts and more than 345,000 online bill payment subscribers.

PSCU Financial Services Adds a Reloadable Card

FL-based PSCU Financial Services has added a reloadable card to its prepaid offerings and has produced turnkey marketing materials for credit unions including statement inserts, brochures, branch posters and other materials to promote its use as a “Travel Card,” “Student Card” and/or a general purpose card. This platform delivers all the benefits of a standard prepaid card, with the ability to add value as needed. This card also offers the same protection as a VISA debit card and is supported by the cooperative’s award-winning 24 x 7 Contact Center. PSCU Financial Services is owned by more than 500 member credit unions representing 10 million cardholder accounts and more than 345,000 online bill payment subscribers.

PSCU Expands a Virginia CU Deal

Fairfax County Federal CU of Virginia is converting its signature, PIN and ATM debit programs to PSCU Financial Services’ “DebitAdvantage” and has signed a five-year contract extension for credit card processing services. Under the terms of the agreement, Fairfax County FCU will convert more than 11,000 signature, PIN and ATM debit card accounts to the DebitAdvantage platform and PSCU Financial Services will continue processing more than 4,100 credit card accounts for the $145 million, 18,000-member credit union. Fairfax County Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Fairfax, Va., is a not-for-profit, member owned and operated, full-service financial institution. PSCU Financial Services is owned by more than 500 member credit unions representing 10 million cardholder accounts and more than 345,000 online bill payment subscribers.

PSCU Signs Two Deals with a PA-Based CU

Pennsylvania-based Clearview FCU has signed a long-term agreement for PSCU Financial Services to provide processing support for the credit union’s signature, PIN and ATM debit programs and also signed a six-year contract extension for credit card processing services with PSCU. Under the terms of the agreement, Clearview FCU converted more than 76,000 signature, PIN and ATM debit card accounts to the DebitAdvantageTM platform and will continue the processing more than 26,000 credit card accounts for the $560 million, 73,000-member credit union. Clearview Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Moon Township, Pa. is a not-for-profit, member owned and operated, full-service financial institution.

PSCU Donates 10 Million Pennies for CUs

PSCU Financial Services has processed 10 million accounts for credit and debit cards and is donating 10 million pennies to organizations and projects designed to expand and improve the credit union industry Donations were made to: National Center for Member Trust, Biz Kid$ Financial Literacy Programming, and the underwriting of an intensive three-day course for senior credit union executives at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in conjunction with Callahan & Associates. As a non-profit cooperative, PSCU Financial Services is owned by more than 500 member credit unions representing 10 million cardholder accounts and more than 345,000 online bill payment subscribers.

PSCU Signs Catholic FCU for Processing

Michigan-based Catholic FCU has signed a long-term credit card processing contract with PSCU Financial Services for its 5,600 credit card accounts. PSCU Financial Services’ CreditAbility credit card processing and servicing program marries responsive service with efficient transaction processing, credit card monitoring, and risk management as well as portfolio support and consultative advisory services.